Hello everyone! As a lot of you may know, I’ve been going through my packing process since I’m leaving for London soon. Today I focused a bit on my makeup collection and the specific items I want to bring with me. It’s honestly so hard to narrow down on the things I want to bring. However, in order to travel (semi) lightly, I have some decisions to make.
Let’s start with brushes!
Luckily with this second trip to Europe, I have a bit more room when it comes to makeup. The perks of traveling with your fam! These are all the brushes I’ll be taking along with me: a beauty blender, a large fluffy brush for translucent powder, a fan brush, brushes for bronzer and blush, a stippling brush for foundation, and of course tons of different eyeshadow brushes. Eye shadow brushes are so small, they’re very easy to carry along with you while traveling. Although this may seem a bit excessive, they have all fit perfectly into my makeup bag (continue reading to see my bag).
On to face products!
These products are some of the bulkiest that I’m planning to bring. I will be using the tinted moisturizer the most out of everything, since I don’t want to pile on foundation throughout the whole trip. However, I’m bringing my Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able foundation for special days. I use the Laura Mercier foundation primer specifically to go under the Marc Jacobs product, and funny enough I found a travel sized version under my sink! As for concealer, my Nars creamy concealer is coming with. I’m also taking some translucent powder from Laura Mercier; this powder is honestly one of my holy grail products, I couldn’t travel without it! Of course, I’m also bringing one of my favorite pink blushes from Too Faced and bronzer from both Laura Mercier and Benefit. Lastly, my go to highlighter: Champagne Pop from Becca x Jaclyn Hill!
Moving onto eyes and eyeshadow!
I don’t need too much when it comes to eyes (shockingly). I’m bringing my Urban Decay eyeshadow primer, although recently since I’ve been doing a lot of eyeshadow looks, I’ve gotten into the habit of using concealer and translucent powder as primer instead. I’m also bringing classics such as an eyelash curler, my go to Stila liquid eyeliner, and the Benefit Roller Lash (which I’m newly obsessed with). For brows, I’m bringing tweezers (in case they become unruly) and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. Finally, for eyeshadow, I’m bringing the Jaclyn Hill palette. I wasn’t sure if I was going to able to bring it due to its large size, but it actually packs perfectly into my makeup bag! Normally I’d bring a smaller one, but this palette simply has it all and I know I could achieve any possible look with it. Perfect for the unknowns of travel, especially as a fashion and beauty blogger!
What about the lips?
I don’t actually wear lipstick too often, but since I’d love to get some awesome pics for Insta and for future blog posts, I thought I’d bring some small ones. I’ve loved “Honey Love” (pun intended) from MAC for so long, and it’s so easy to wear. I’m also taking my go-to liquid matte from Anastasia Beverly Hills in “Stripped.” Thirdly, a lovely brick shade from the Tarte “Tarteist” collection.
Can’t forget about skincare!
When it comes to skincare, my mom and sister will also most likely be using the same products, so it will be easy to share and save space in our luggage. I can’t go anywhere without my La Mer moisturizer, it’s honestly the only product that works overnight for my skin. The Pore Refining toner from Neutrogena has also been my new favorite, it really helps to even out my skin tone. L’Oréal also has an awesome pure clay charcoal mask that I’ve been loving, and they pack a travel size with their normal tin! Of course, I’ve always worn my CoCo Chanel perfume, and the bottle is such a reasonable size that I have to bring it.
Okay, but what does the makeup bag look like?
I’m seriously in love with this makeup bag from Amazon. It was so affordable ($15.99) and perfect for a ton of traveling! Here is the link since a couple people were requesting it! When opened up, the top has sections for brushes and other items, as well as a zipper that opens to a larger pocket. I placed all my brushes here, as well as some lipsticks and smaller products. The main section of this bag comes with detachable separaters. This makes for easy organization and knowing exactly where your things are. Nothing bothers me more than needing a product and having no clue where it is!
In order to fit the Jaclyn Hill palette, I removed the separaters, although with some effort it can be placed on top of them. I organized my bag according to size and what each item is used for. It’s crazy to see just how many things can fit into this medium sized bag! It honestly shocked me. I’ve never used a bag like this before, but I would completely recommend it if you’re doing some traveling!
That’s about it for this post, I hope you guys enjoyed and was informative or helpful. Let me know as always, if you have any questions or comments. I’m so excited to get to London and Paris, I truly am blessed to be able to go to these beautiful locations! Talk to you all soon! xx